A Student of History

February 2, 2012

KC vs DC: where is the home of WWI in the US?

Filed under: Historic Places,Wars — John Maass @ 7:06 am

Interesting article about 2 cities trying to make themselves the center of WWI commemoration in the US.  Does the public really care?

Congress will squabble over just about everything anymore, it seems, even where to honor the soldiers and sailors of World War I:

Kansas City, Mo., which has a heritage of honoring the war, or Washington, D.C., which has the National Mall?

Washington also already has a memorial to World War I, though it’s strictly a tribute to the 26,000 city residents who served overseas. But pride of place among politicians can be a powerful incentive.

World War I Battle



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